ROCKLAND — Winslow “Gene” Burch, 79, died peacefully, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, with his wife and son by his side.

Born in West Tremont, July 12, 1943, he was the son of Henry Sr. and Eugenia Bran Burch. Gene was one of eight children.

On Oct. 29, 1966, Gene married Mildred Scammon.

Gene is survived by his wife Mildred and their sons, Orrin ‘Pete’ Burch and his wife Charity, John Burch and his wife Stacey, all of Rockland; one sister, Sally Echardt, of Oregon; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Gene’s wishes, his family will remember his life privately. To share a memory or condolence with his family, please visit their online Book of Memories at

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.